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Chicago Cubs sign OF Shane Victorino to minor-league deal

By The Sports Xchange   |   Feb. 27, 2016 at 1:31 AM
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The Chicago Cubs signed veteran outfielder Shane Victorino to a minor-league deal, according to published reports on Friday.

Victorino received an invitation to the big league camp and will earn $1 million in salary if he makes the club. He reportedly can achieve up to another $1 million in performance bonuses.

Victorino, 35, has battled injuries in recent seasons and batted .230 in 71 games last season while splitting time between the Los Angeles Angels and Boston Red Sox.

The two-time All-Star will compete for a reserve outfielder spot on the Cubs.

"I'm excited for the opportunity here at spring training," Victorino told reporters. "I understand the passion of Cubs' fans."

Victorino, who has a .275 career average over 12 major-league season, admitted he isn't interested in playing at Triple-A and is banking on making the major-league squad.

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